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Dolphins are often seen riding the bow wake of a ship, and watching and photographing these playful creatures is always a thrill. Below is a selection of Dolphin photos and pictures from Canada. (There are 3 photos in this photo gallery.)

Dolphins are marine mammals that are closely related to whales and porpoises. They are highly social creatures, usually traveling in pods, and occasionally in “super pods” of a thousand or more animals. Pods of dolphins resemble synchronized swimmers in their ability to move in unison as a coordinated group.

Dolphins are able to communicate through a series of complex vocalizations, and use echolocation to locate food and predators. They have well developed hearing and eyesight, and are thought to be very intelligent.

Superb swimmers, dolphins are very fast and agile. ... ...continue under photos...

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Cute Atlantic White Sided Dolphin Bay Of Fundy Nova Scotia

The wildlife is plentiful in the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia and here passengers aboard a boat tour watch as a cute Atlantic White Sided Dolphin surfaces nearby.

In the cool waters of the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada, people will find a variety of wildlife while on a boat tour with Pirate Cove Whale and Seabird Cruises. As the boat cruises through the water, a cute Atlantic White Sided Dolphin surf ...
Pacific White Sided Dolphins BC

During whale watching excursions in BC, Pacific White Sided Dolphins are often also seen.

Pacific White Sided Dolphins are sociable marine mammals who need very little encouragement to wake or bow ride near boats. Found in the Pacific Ocean, these dolphins are often nicknamed lags because of their long scientific name: Lagenorhynchus obliquidens ...
Long Finned Pilot Whales Globicephala Melas Dolphins

Belonging to the Oceanic dolphin family, Long Finned Pilot whales are actually dolphins rather than whales although at times they behave like whales. Their scientific name is Globicephala melas.

A highly social marine mammal, Long Finned Pilot Whales, aka Globicephala melas, are often found in large pods of around 100 animals. Although they are actually dolphins, they often behave more like whales. They also appear similar to the Orca W ...

... Their bodies are streamlined for speed, with a tail fin, or “fluke” for propulsion and a dorsal fin that acts as a keel to give them stability. Dolphins are playful and acrobatic, often jumping clear out of the water.

They have a long snout, with about 100 teeth, and a single blow hole on the top of the head. Dolphins feed on things such as fish, squid, shrimp and octopus.

There are 36 species of dolphins worldwide. Some dolphins are commonly called whales, but are actually members of the dolphin family. The Orca, or Killer Whale, is the largest of the dolphins. Pods of handsome black and white orcas are often sighted in the Pacific Northwest. Another common dolphin of the Pacific Northwest is the Pacific white-sided dolphin. These dolphins are smaller than orcas, and are patterned with grey, white and black.

The Atlantic coast of Canada is home to another dolphin, known as the long-finned pilot whale. These dolphins have a rounded head, a long stocky body, and a curved dorsal fin. The bottlenose dolphin is one of the best-known dolphins, popularized through TV shows and movies for its playful and friendly nature.

Photographs of dolphins in their natural ocean environment capture how wonderful these energetic and intelligent creatures really are.

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